3 Hairstyles Inspired by Vintage Fashion!


The 60s and 70s have inspired generations with their distinctive fashion trends. Today I’m showing you how to create three hairstyles inspired by vintage fashion! These are wearable (and easy!) hairstyles, not exact recreations of the looks that inspired them but something reminiscent of these fashionable eras! I partnered with BBLUNT to create these looks and I have to say that their products, which are specially designed for Indian hair and weather, make things much easier for a hair novice like me!


60s Bouffant Inspired Hairdo

60s Bouffant Inspired Hairdo


Look 1 : The first look is inspired by the 60s Bouffant and I’ve created this simple side pony with the signature 60s volume at the crown. I only used BBLUNT products and no heat tools for this look.

I tried this on my second-day hair, so I started by prepping my hair with the BBLUNT Back To Life Dry Shampoo. This adds instant freshness and some texture and volume to the roots. I sprayed this to the roots and massaged it with my fingertips. It soaks up the grease and grime collected at the roots giving it a revamp.


60s Bouffant Inspired Hairdo

60s Bouffant Inspired Hairdo


I then sectioned my hair as shown and backcombed the hair at the crown to give it volume. I then secured the hair into place with small clips to create the pouf at the crown. There are still 2 strands on either side which I would secure in the next steps.


60s Bouffant Inspired Hairdo

60s Bouffant Inspired Hairdo


Once the front strands had been secured into place and the pouf had been created, I gathered the hair by their lengths to one side and tied it into a sweeping side ponytail.


60s Bouffant Inspired Hairdo

60s Bouffant Inspired Hairdo


And to finish off the look, I used the BBLUNT Spotlight Hair Polish which adds instant shine to the hair. And my 60s inspired look is done!


60s Bouffant Inspired Hairdo

60s Bouffant Inspired Hairdo


Look 2 : For the second look, I took inspiration from the Feathered Flip that was quite popular in the 70s. While the heavy curls and feathered ends may have been the classic look in the 70s, I wanted to create a toned down version that was both wearable and easy to create for the modern day woman. I’m quite happy with how this turned out. I see myself wearing this modern adaption of the classic look often!


70s Feathered Flip inspired Look

70s Feathered Flip inspired Look


I started by spraying the BBLUNT Blown Away Volumizing Leave-In Spray evenly on my damp hair. I just flipped my hair upside down and sprayed it focusing on the roots. I then sectioned my hair and used a straightener along each section to create the look. All you need to do for this look is iron each section down, starting a small distance away from the roots and flip it outward as you reach the ends. We don’t want a poker straight look so use very little pressure and avoid pulling and tugging at the hair.


70s Feathered Flip inspired Look

70s Feathered Flip inspired Look


It would take about 10-12 minutes to cover all the sections and once that is done, you can finish off the look with a shine spray. I used the BBLUNT Spotlight Hair Polish to complete my look. Doesn’t the end result look glossy and glamorous?


70s Feathered Flip inspired Look

70s Feathered Flip inspired Look



Look 3 : For the third look, I took inspiration from the signature curls from the 80s to create this look. 80s hairstyles were all about tight curls and loads of volume. I’ve added a fresh, modern spin to this retro look to create a more wearable hairstyle.


80s inspired hairdo

80s inspired hairdo


I started by applying the BBLUNT High Definition Curl, Curl-Defining Leave-in Cream on damp hair. This gives you frizz-free and defined curls that stay all day long. This cream also protects my hair against the heat damage from heating tools. Once my hair had air dried, I used a curling iron and curled sections of my hair one by one.


80s inspired hairdo

80s inspired hairdo


If you like tighter curls, you can pin the hair this way and finish off with the BBLUNT Spotlight Hair Polish for instant shine. I wanted to do softer, looser curls so I used a large paddle brush to brush out the curls and then used the BBLUNT Spotlight Hair Polish to finish off the look! And your 80s inspired look is ready!


80s inspired hairdo

80s inspired hairdo



I hope you enjoyed my recreations of these classic Retro looks!

Which look would you like to try out – the 60s Bouffant Side Ponytail, the 70s inspired Feathered Flip or the 80s curls?

Share your comments below!



  1. Prerna
    February 26, 2016 / 5:55 pm

    The first ponytail hairstyle looks amazing on you and quite clear from the well written instructions.

  2. Mony
    February 26, 2016 / 6:24 pm

    Love them all 🙂 would like to try the last one soon!
    Great post Ankita!

  3. Ritam Chandra
    February 26, 2016 / 8:15 pm

    Straight one looks so nice…& your hair look so shiny… <3 <3

  4. madhusinha
    February 26, 2016 / 9:24 pm

    Beautiful styles Ankita, first one suits you soooo much. Love it💟💟💟💟💟

  5. Perkymegs
    February 26, 2016 / 9:57 pm

    First look is my favorite. I love your hair color Ankita 🙂

  6. Ishita
    February 27, 2016 / 8:20 am

    I’m liking the 60s Bouffant look the most, You are looking lovely and nailed every look effortlessly 😀

  7. Lana
    February 27, 2016 / 11:30 am

    Such great hairstyles! The step by step pics are super helpful Ankita

  8. Soumi
    February 27, 2016 / 12:02 pm

    All the hairstyles are simply superb!! Pls do the makeup tutorials for these three looks also!!looking amazing

  9. coralcrue
    February 27, 2016 / 4:00 pm

    All the styles you’ve shown look absolutely lovely on you.

  10. Ankita
    February 27, 2016 / 4:14 pm

    love the third one you look like a doll in that. 🙂

  11. Sangeeta
    February 27, 2016 / 4:19 pm

    I love Bblunt volumising spray. Works amazingly to add that bit of volume to the hair. And I love all the looks you have done 🙂

  12. husna favaz
    February 27, 2016 / 4:51 pm

    Loved all the three hairstyles!!

  13. Cindy Hoffman
    February 27, 2016 / 11:22 pm

    Nice hairstyles there. I feel that the 70s and the 80s was the time fashion was a live, I would argue that it was even more livelier than today’s fashion trends. I always have an apron dress which I put on at times when I decide to play different. Perhaps I should now be trying these hairstyles, guess they would blend well.


  14. Galaxia
    February 29, 2016 / 7:02 am

    The first style is my favorite because I love up-dos, ponys and half up/half down styles! All are pretty though 🙂

  15. crazyforcosmetics
    February 29, 2016 / 4:33 pm

    I totally loved the second look Ankita.. You look beautiful..

  16. Joo
    March 1, 2016 / 11:31 am

    nice post… thanks for explaining in detail

  17. Joo
    March 1, 2016 / 11:34 am

    lipstick shade of 70s Feathered flip inspired look ? & curls suits you more than straight hairs…

  18. March 4, 2016 / 1:13 am

    You look fab in all three looks..60’s one is my top favorite on you. Right hair styling products can make huge difference to final hair look. Loved the product updates

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